The local football governing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has received Shs2 billion as part of arrears to help the association prepare for the national team, the Cranes participate in the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
According to the FUFA president, Moses Magogo, part of the money will be used to settle arrears accumulated as a result of the team’s earlier international engagements.
Magogo further explained that FUFA is allocated Shs17b in the national annual budget however in this financial year only Shs4.8bn has been released.
Earlier this month, Magogo came out and disclosed that Uganda Cranes was set to pull out of the upcoming Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) Finals due to financial difficulties.
However, on December 21 the team started preparations for the tournament set to kick off on January 13 in Algeria.
The team will fly out of the country to Tunisia on January 1, 2023, for build–up matches before heading to Algeria.
The Uganda Cranes are in Group B with DR Congo, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. The Uganda Cranes featured in the previous CHAN tournaments in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 but have never made it out of the group.